Archive for March 2018

Fire v Timbers match preview

What Are They All About? Portland Timbers Another bump in the road. This past weekend the Chicago Fire had a bye week as most of the teams around them in the standings played through the international fixture window. While it gave them time to rest and recuperate after their loss to Minnesota, seeing their nearest... Read more »

Fire fall to Minnesota, drop to 0-2

With both teams missing several key players, the Fire couldn’t get past Minnesota United FC for the second consecutive season. They are now 0-2 against the 2017 expansion club. Bastian Schweinsteiger missed the match due to the impending arrival of his first child and Matt Polster sat out with a knee injury. Minnesota was without... Read more »

Fire v Minnesota United match preview

What Are They All About? Minnesota United FC A rough start. This past weekend the Chicago Fire lost their first match of the 2018 season, dropping a 4-3 result against Sporting Kansas City in what was one of the most exciting matches of the round. Chicago seemed sluggish from the very beginning, allowing a Sporting... Read more »
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Michael de Leeuw's recent comments on FC Afkicken

Prior to Saturday’s season opening loss to Sporting KC, discussion resonated across social media regarding comments made by Michael de Leeuw, currently sidelined while recovering from a ruptured left ACL suffered towards the end of the 2017 season. “If it were up to me, I would want to play here (in Chicago) until the end... Read more »

Fire v Sporting KC match gallery

Fire v Sporting KC match gallery
More quality work on the pitch from Sean King this season.

Sporting Kansas City 4 Fire 3 - post game video

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Shaky defending from both sides in the second half led to a wild seven-goal season opener for the Fire. They trailed 2-0 after a lackluster first half but charged back in the second with three consecutive goals before allowing two late SKC tallies to drop the decision. Catch post game video comments from Dax McCarty... Read more »
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Fire v Sporting Kansas City match preview

What Are They All About? Sporting Kansas City A new beginning. This past weekend the Chicago Fire rounded out their preseason schedule with a friendly against USL affiliate Tulsa Roughnecks FC. A 2-1 victory for Chicago came on the back of goals from Elliot Collier and Nemanja Nikolic. It was also the first match of... Read more »

Fire beat Tulsa in final 2018 warmup

In a friendly match that showcased most of their first choice eleven on the field for the first time in 2018, the Fire came away with a 2-1 victory over USL affiliate Tulsa Roughnecks at Toyota Park. Stefan Cleveland, starting in place in the injured Richard Sanchez in goal put the Fire behind in the... Read more »

Fire v Tulsa friendly preview

What Are They All About? Tulsa Roughnecks FC Progress in the Process. This past weekend the Chicago Fire defeated Orlando City SC 3-2 in a closed-door scrimmage at Orlando City Stadium, but more importantly it saw the Fire roster begin to take a more solid shape. Super Draft picks Elliot Collier and Diego Campos were... Read more »
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